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Bailey Kargo! IB HOTA 3rd period
English vs. Spanish Colonization
From 1500 to 1700, the Englishcolonization of the Chesapeake region and the Spanish
colonization of the Central/South American region varied greatly in their primary motivations for
settlement and the lasting effects imprinted into both societies. The English motives in settling
the Chesapeake region were more economically-based, seeking greater economic opportunity
and employment, while the Spanish effort took on a more religious approach that ended up
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4429 words - 18 pages powerful Iroquois tribe, which allied itself with the British (Parkman Vol. I, 1171-1175).Bibliography:Natella Jr., Arthur A. The Spanish in America1513-1979. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publication,Inc., 1980.Notestein, Wallace. The English People on the EveOf Colonization 1603-1630. New York, NY: HarperAnd Brothers Publisher, 1954.Furer, Howard B. The British in America 1578-1970Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publication, Inc., 1972.Gibson, Charles. Spain in America. New York, NY:Harper and Row Publishers, Inc., 1966.Madariage, Salvador de. Rise of the Spanish AmericanEmpire. New York, NY: Crowell-Collier PublishingCompany, 1947.Parkman, Francis. France and England in NorthAmerica. Volume I. New York, NY: LibraryClassics of the United States, Inc., 1983.Parkman, Francis. France and England in NorthAmerica. Volume II. New York, NY: LibraryClassics of the United States, Inc., 1983.VIEW DOCUMENT
653 words - 3 pages-contained European society in the New World, as the English would do in the north. As a result, most Spanish settlements in the Americas became religious missions, trading posts, and forts.The main English motives for colonization were to first develop a profitable colony and later became a haven for pilgrims to flee religious persecution.Following the English transformation of their economy into a wool exporting economy, many people were left with no land after having been taken over by sheep pastures. When the first English arrived in North America, they were looking to get rich. The theory of mercantilism increased competition among European nations. EveryVIEW DOCUMENT
1814 words - 7 pagesIreland’s ‘feminine’ nature became enmeshed in England’s discourse on colonization. Viewed as the weak, ineffectual woman, Ireland was in need of the strong resolute man to control her. The land (and her people) would be dependent on – and subservient to – the control of English masculine domination. This relationship between colonialism and landscape created Ireland as the geographic object of English power. Seen as ‘an essentially feminine race,’ the gendering of both the people and the landscape by the English is understandable in the historical context of colonial efforts to control Ireland. The representation of Ireland as woman has a long history within an Irish context. ÉriuVIEW DOCUMENT
976 words - 4 pages different. The English had a deeper desire to explore the new world and expand their nation. The English proved to have had the best and worse approach of all the nations colonizing America. Their approach led to the formation of a new nation but not under their control. The vast differences of all the nations and the imprint they left in their region of colonization shaped the New World into what the North and South America is today.Spain and PortugalThe Spanish and Portuguese shared the desire to achieve economical superiority over the other European nations. The Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 made the Spanish focus all their attention to the Americas, while theVIEW DOCUMENT
875 words - 4 pages their homeland. The English had a deeper desire to explore the new world and expand their nation. The English proved to have had the best and worse approach of all the nations colonizing America. Their approach led to the formation of a new nation, but not under their control. The vast differences of all the nations and the imprint they left in their region of colonization shaped the New World into what it is today.The Spanish and Portuguese shared the desire to achieve economical superiority over the other European nations with no avail. The locations where they implemented their ideas were completely different. The Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 made the SpanishVIEW DOCUMENT
1735 words - 7 pages looking forward to progress in Ireland with the incorporation of the English language and those who want to preserve the use of Gaelic as it is a part of their culture and it is an important method of fighting colonization. Friel creates characters who represent both of these groups.Maire sees the conversion to the English language as part of a process of progression in Ireland, "We should all be speaking English". This follows the arguments of Daniel O'Connell (the only real person who is mentioned in the play), who believed that the transition to the English language would help in achieving better civil rights and social conditions for people in Ireland. 'Translations' is set soonVIEW DOCUMENT
1105 words - 4 pages atmosphere; "Everything arranged coldly on shelves was what I thought." (Forster 68). Aziz had an idea of British homes and the way they should appear and obviously, he was pleasantly wrong. His feelings of admiration toward British architecture can be seen on page 73 as he continues to describe Mr. Fieldings house, " 'I wish I lived here. See this beautiful room! Let us admire it together for a little.' " Again, these examples exemplify the welcoming of some aspects of British colonization.
Daniel Defoe in his book, Robinson Crusoe, also gives an example of the English building England everywhere. However, his perspective is from the English point of view. After leaving the beauties andVIEW DOCUMENT
578 words - 2 pages Great Vowel Shift.Slowly the language spread due to colonization and conquest. In almost four-hundred years the language has not changed very much, except for how it is used. Today, English is the unofficial language of business and trade. It is and first language to many, and a second language to many others. It has come a long way, from its simple beginnings of being little more then a tribal language.Although the language has not necessarily changed, it has constantly been in a state of metamorphism. The words and the sentence structure are continuously being molded and adapted through the years. Also, there are many dialects of English such as American English, British English, and Australian English. These are but a few examples; there are a countless number of ways to speak English. Although English is not the easiest language to learn it is very pliable, and is easy to make up new words with.Works Cited:Durkin, Phillip. "History of English" World of Words. 2005.Ask Oxford. Oct. 26, 2005. .VIEW DOCUMENT
1061 words - 4 pagesHow the Colonization Era affected Authors
The atmosphere of which a writer adapts to affects his/her works. The writer's environment, and the churnings of history that feed the writer, gives him the material whereby he can construct, and create in. History, in this instance the colonization of the American continent, dictates what and how he is to write. Authors such as John Smith, William Bradford, and St. Jean de Crevecoeur are all examples of this. The atmosphere or society these authors were in directly affected the attitude, tone, genre, etc. of their works. This can be shown both by facts in history and their actual writings of that period.
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837 words - 3 pagesThe English colonies in the New World were not started for the purpose of being long-term settlements. In 1606, King James I of England granted the Virginia Company of London, a joint-stock company, a charter for settling in the area of present-day Virginia (The American Pageant, p. 28). The purpose was to gain a quick profit, but instead it hatched the beginning of a major colonization experiment. Beginning in Jamestown, colonization spread north up to present-day Maine, and south down to present-dayVIEW DOCUMENT
685 words - 3 pages language is English. That is why English become one of the official language in South Africa.
As for the political system, South Africa had a tremendous change on this part. Before there was colonization, we cannot say South Africa is an integrated country, because did not have a controlling government for the whole state. Every parts of the country was controlled by a different tribe. And every tribe had different cultures, different languages, different religious and even different rites. And before the Dutch or British came, the largest tribe in South Africa is Zulu. Zulu also was the most powerful South Africa. And also controlled the most of the power of economic, political and socialVIEW DOCUMENT
1036 words - 4 pages subcontinent, provided many words, such as pundit, shampoo, pajamas, and juggernaut. Virtually every language on Earth has contributed to the development of English, from the Finnish sauna and the Japanese tycoon, to the vast contributions of French and Latin.Varieties of EnglishFrom around 1600, the Englishcolonization of North America resulted in the creation of a distinct American variety of English. Some English pronunciations and words "froze" when they reached America. In some ways, American English is more like the English of Shakespeare than modern British English is. Some expressions that the British call "AmericanismsVIEW DOCUMENT
1755 words - 7 pages communication that allows them to develop their communicative competence. It focuses on the function of the language rather than its form.
Do you think British colonialism or American political, economic and cultural power was most important in making English the global language? Why?
It is difficult to say which one of these two processes was the most important in making English a global language. Both British colonialism and American political, economic, and cultural power have been complementary processes in the spread of English around the globe. British colonization spread to different areas worldwide over the centuries, and this process laid theVIEW DOCUMENT
978 words - 4 pages (explorer)">Captain John Smith planned to conquer New
England's "goodly, strong, and well-proportioned (Indian) people" and
establish an English colony there. He then led the Virginia Company of
London to successfully establishing the colony. His work The General History
of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles told about his colonization
process and explorations, as he described America as a utopian society.
As mentioned in his work, Smith maintained satisfactory relations with the
Indians, as shown by his letter to Queen Anne when he says "That some ten
years ago being in Virginia, and taken prisoner by the power of Powhatan
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2449 words - 10 pages judgement on Spain before they read his book.][6: This is what was meant to happen, in reality the Spaniards in these towns continued to persecute the Indians.]A final viewpoint from the time of the colonization, and one that is often overlooked, is that of the Native Americans. These people, who had had America so long for just themselves, suddenly found themselves on the receiving end of the might of the Europeans - something that they were obviously against. They weren't however, necessarily against the Europeans coming to settle in a peaceable fashion. To understand this, we can look at the Englishcolonization of Plymouth in the 1620's. When the English first landed at Plymouth, theyVIEW DOCUMENT
3989 words - 16 pages started with the idea that brining language to the people through religion would set the standard for all. The Golden Age of Great Britain began under Queen Elizabeth I and with it, the idea that Britain needed to expand its empire and set out and “discover” the world. The British Empire set out to the Americas in two vastly different manners, yet both had major influences on the language of what soon would become America.
The British Empire was somewhat late to the game in the world of colonization. The Spanish had already colonized much of South America and the Caribbean and the Dutch were right on their heels. The English had done very well in the previous two centuries and were facing aVIEW DOCUMENT
668 words - 3 pages religious people and what they wanted from the new word was gold, as simple as that. They had a real beg army and they wanted to ruled and settled down in order to find gold an make their country more rich and powerful. By the other hand there also exist another civilization that wanted something, England. The English get to the new world by their will it was not by a king or queen request like the Spanish. There were various reasons why the American Colonies were established. The three most important themes of Englishcolonization of America were religion, economics, and government. The most important reasons for colonization were to seek refuge, religious freedom, and economic opportunity. To aVIEW DOCUMENT
1550 words - 6 pagescolonization of the Philippines occurred in 1564 and remained until 1898. During this time, Spanish replaced most of the native languages. Spanish was used for instruction and education. The people were forbidden to use their native language. Then again in 1898, Americans colonized the Philippines. English speaking took over, and became the language to be used in schools and for educating. The use of native languages was still forbidden. The national languages were Spanish and English. In 1935 the Philippine government worked to create their own new national language. In 1973, it established a new national language, Pilipino, based on the Tagalog language. In 1987 the spelling changed toVIEW DOCUMENT
747 words - 3 pagesThe colonization of North America opened new doors in to European businessmen. New products brought new business, and therefore more profit. Among these new products was tobacco, something that had not before been introduced to Europe. In the 1580's, Francis Drake introduced tobacco to England, and soon became popular among consumers, and a high demand had developed by the 1610's. This was the first returns from the Virginia Company since they settled, and was helpful to it. Because of the demand for tobacco grew, this proved the Virginia Company worthwhile, andVIEW DOCUMENT
1533 words - 6 pages find a North American waterway that would lead directly to China and the Indies, and the hope of countering Spain's dominance in North America. In addition to these economic reasons for colonization, the English were also seeking to obtain the essential "raw materials" in America that they had been previously buying from other European countries for ridiculous amounts of money and gold.Many Englishmen wanted to go to America in search of gold in order to better their lives. The economics in Great Britain were not great, some classes were falling and some were rising on the economic scale. The change from Feudalism to capitalism in Great Britain, in addition to the changes in classes andVIEW DOCUMENT
1479 words - 6 pagesColonization has been used throughout history as a means of expansion in the pursuit of profits and power. The effects of colonization through the view of the colonizers were one of liberation and progression. They viewed their practices, and needs as the top priority and justified it through their ethnicity, religion and technological advancement. For the colonized their structure of society and their lifestyle were essentially overhauled by the colonizers. The economic, social and cultural effects of such change are visible in today's society. The current economic and societal globalization is an advent ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1883 words - 8 pagesEnglish in the period of colonization. This phenomenon of language anaclisis is seen as the legacy of colonialism.Next, the language imperialism destructs the non-English national culture. (Phillipson, R. 1992, page17-33) According to Philipson's book, the inner-circle countries more and more exclude and restrain other cultures and languages. For instance, "speakers of immigrant minority language in Britain have brought greater linguistic diversity to Britain with them, but are still fighting for language rights." Moreover, Philipson(1992) use another example showed the English imperialism, "Navajo children are taught in a foreign language: they are taught concepts which are foreignVIEW DOCUMENT
1806 words - 7 pages therefore creating a new language –
European expansion and colonization during the 16th-19th centuries
was a primary catalyst for many of the pidgins known today. Their
colonization had seen the appearance of new varieties of English
worldwide. Some of these remain local languages of relatively low
social status while others have become codified, standardized and
adopted by newly independent states as an official or main language.
Prominent languages such as French, Spanish, Portuguese, English and
Dutch were the languages of the Colonizers. They traveled and set up
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1397 words - 6 pages have gained.Europe's colonization of India and China had negative effects on local political systems, leading to corruption and disunion of the peoples and governments. The movement to remove British from power in India, the Indian National Congress (INC), was one of the lasting positive effects of they stay in the country. After England's leave, India was also left with a complete and working legal system and administrative structure. Britain's rule, however, did bring about many negative changes. The legal system, which the British established was made to protect British interests inside India. Racist view points dominated the systems operations, and English society. As one IndianVIEW DOCUMENT
769 words - 3 pagesAmerican English is now different from its British mother and we could say it is more than another dialect due to its importance nowadays. At the beginning of its history, after the American emancipation, there were two opposite attitudes towards the language: those who wanted to eradicate any legacy from the colonization and did not want a British model for their language and those who felt language loyalty towards mother- English. But finally, as in many British colonies, linguistic emancipation was a consequence of politics.The growing importance of American English is alsoVIEW DOCUMENT
990 words - 4 pages Africa to Asia around 70,000 years ago. The Aborigines are the indigenous people of Australia. They were the only people living on the continent until the colonization in 1788 by the UK. The biggest consequence for this colonization is that the British brought with them diseases such as measles, tuberculosis and smallpox. In the 19th century, smallpox was the biggest cause of Aboriginal deaths. Aboriginal people speak mostly English, but they do have a variety of their own language that they speak in phrases and words to create an Aboriginal English language. Before the English settled in Australia, the Aborigines had over 250 languages, as opposed to now when they have around 15 that theyVIEW DOCUMENT
769 words - 3 pages, however, virtually all British and American men served in the military. Military slang entered the language. "Blockbuster", "nose dive", "camouflage", "radar", "roadblock", "spearhead", and "landing strip" are all military terms that came into standard English.Also significant beginning around 1600 AD was the Englishcolonization of North America and the creation of a distinct American dialect. Some pronunciations and usages "froze" when they reached America. In certain respects, American English is closer to the English of Shakespeare than modern British English.Spanish has also been great influence on American English. "Armadillo", "mustang", "canyon", "ranch", "stampede", andVIEW DOCUMENT
817 words - 3 pages Prior to the 1700s, Englishcolonization occurred throughout the east coast of the New World. Large numbers of colonists arrived in areas that would soon be called the New England region and the Chesapeake region. As time passed, these two regions became two significantly different societies due to their colonization goals.New England colonists' focused on having religion as the foundation of their colony. Being that Massachusetts was settled by separatists, later by Puritans, almost all had a religious purpose to flee from England. For example, Puritans wanted to purify the VIEW DOCUMENT
563 words - 2 pagesthis inconcievable feat was accomplished the Portuguese were able to set up trading posts inAfrica. Trade primarily revolved around gold and slaves. These trading posts were eventuallyopened up to the English and Spanish, which served to be a great factor in colonizing theirempires. Also, plantations were created on some islands in Africa where slaves did the laborand the Portuguese were able to make large amounts of profit. Portugal's colonization of theAmericas were set up mainly in present day Brazil. The Treaty or Tordesillas declared thatthe New World would be divided between Spain and Portugal.The main motive for PortugueseVIEW DOCUMENT
1779 words - 7 pages stereotypes in Western culture, and formed, the justification for colonization.
To pin these works against the idea of colonization, Cesaire and Hwang must greatly alter the content. They do so, but they also mimic the styles of the original versions. A Tempest is written in modern English, and Shakespeare's songs are substituted with slave tunes. Hwang drops the operatic form and moves the setting to late 20th century Beijing from 19th Century Nagasaki. We should expect these changes, after all they are new versions of old pieces. What stands out in postcolonial drama is the overt way that the idea is delivered to the audience.
In A Tempest, Caliban says, "Call me XVIEW DOCUMENT
1648 words - 7 pages for the Spanish Monarchs. His interactions and perceptions with the Taino people were what initiated the launch of Spain’s colonization in the America’s. Unlike the admiration the English expressed upon meeting the indigenous people upon arrival (Hans, 1993), the result of the Spanish and Taino cultures meeting was plagued by many misconceptions on both sides. Columbus had predisposed beliefs and views toward the indigenous people through reading what previous explorers wrote, his own expectations of this “simplistic” culture, and by judging them in accordance with the Catholic belief, and influences of Western Europe at the time. The Taino also had misconstrued views of their visitors uponVIEW DOCUMENT
1594 words - 6 pages language, it is now can be considered American English. It began around 1600 AD and was the Englishcolonization of North America and the creation of a distinct American dialect. Some pronunciations and usages stopped when they reached the American shore. In certain respects, American English is closer to the English of Shakespeare than modern British English is. Some "Americanisms" that the British decry are actually originally British expressions that were preserved in the colonies while lost at home. The English language was almost complete, but then the "Oxford English Dictionary" was finally born and then published in 1928 AD.VIEW DOCUMENT
863 words - 3 pages both groups needed land for similar reasons, conflict wasn’t inevitable. The English needed land to colonize and to grow crops such as tobacco. The Powhatan needed land for colonization, growing crops, hunting for food, and fishing. If they shared the land, they would not only work together but also thrive by helping each other. Both groups shared three needs in common; food; crops to grow food were needed as well as space to hunt game, water; reservoirs needed to be located near shelter to use for drink and crops, and shelter; land was needed to build colonies for people to live in. If the English and Powhatan trusted each other (which they didn’t), then they could’ve cooperated. Since theyVIEW DOCUMENT
1237 words - 5 pages and writing easier. English is a Lingua Franca, so if someone wanted to express himself or explain something to someone they need to find a common language. And everywhere in the world, there is always a person who speaks English. People started learning English as a second language to be able to communicate and that is one monumental reason why English was spread so quickly. It started off with the British colonization and the Queen’s English to everyone speaking it. In Agard’s poem, he uses the creole to add his own identity into his writing and that added a deeper meaning to his message. This is shown when he says, “dem accuse me of assault on the Oxford dictionary” (Agard). Agard usesVIEW DOCUMENT
832 words - 3 pages established. The friars brought Christianity to the Indians. The French missionaries had a less lasting influence on the native population than the Spanish. They did not find any major missions but instead had many temporary mission stations, where priests read masses and performed sacraments. Motives for English explorers were the Northwest Passage, riches from colonization, and more land. Many of them were escaping from the religious wars that basically took over England in the 17th century. Unique to the English were the motives of the need for more land for England's surplus population and colonization. Because of all the knowledge of the New World paved out already, England explored for the bestVIEW DOCUMENT
730 words - 3 pages Continent is known for its various locallanguages. A child acquires his native language very easily and becomes a master in that. Butbecause of the colonization these writers selected the English language to give air to theirthoughts and feelings. The effect of colonization was so profound on them that it shatteredthe harmony between their native language and the language that they used in their schools.Their language was no longer treated as valid in the schools run by the missionaries. As aresult English acquired the dominant part in their writings as it became the symbolVIEW DOCUMENT
2445 words - 10 pagescolonization and business development of North America, driven by the tobacco economy, was the headright system, from which attracted many colonists with land grant. The consequence was undoubtedly revolutionary either from its impact on the world’s labour force or from its future development in colonization.
The Virginia Company’s remarkable influences upon the world could be traced back to its early establishment. With the first charter instructions proposed, the Virginia Company of London began to settle its first English colony in the year 1607; colonists arrived at an island which was known as Jamestown, Virginia. This location was a safe settlement place because it was away from theVIEW DOCUMENT
2406 words - 10 pages) Pennycook opines that English should not be considered as a killer language but one should adequately consider how it can be used in various contexts. Highlighting the importance of English in postcolonial context, Shaheera Jaffar remarks:
However for many societies the answer does not seem to come from rejection nor from assimilation into a foreign culture. The resolution has been to transform the intrusion of language into a tool and use it against the oppressor. It places them on a level equal to the colonizers. Not only has English been used to voice opinions against colonization, it has been amalgamated with indigenous cultures to assert one’s particular identity. (Jaffar 101)
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665 words - 3 pages and religious people and what they wanted from the new word was gold, as simple as that. They had a real beg army and they wanted to ruled and settled down in order to find gold an make their country more rich and powerful. By the other hand there also exist another civilization that wanted something, England. The English get to the new world by their will it was not by a king or queen request like the Spanish. There were various reasons why the American Colonies were established. The three most important themes of Englishcolonization of America were religion, economics, and government. The most important reasons for colonization were to seek refuge, religious freedom, and economicVIEW DOCUMENT
768 words - 3 pages deterioration of land and increase of corruption is a result of foreign intervention within the society, colonizing the land, and in essence, taking over their land. When discussing the result of English intervention, an African "thief" accuses white men of "seiz[ing] our national wealth and carry[ing] it back to their own countries, leaving us only a few crumbs, the price of the heritage they have taken from us" (Ngugi 166). What the English do not understand, or rather choose to ignore, is by taking African land and reaping the benefits they not only steal their property, but their lives. As a result of colonization, many Africans are forced into poverty. The white colonizers have come in andVIEW DOCUMENT
1306 words - 5 pages, New York: Barron's Educational Series Inc.
Deborah Willis, 'Shakespeare's Tempest and the Discourse of Colonialism', Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 29, no.2, (1989)
Eric Cheyfitz, The Poetics of Imperialism: Translation and Colonization from The Tempest to Tarzan, (Oxford University Press, 1991)
Ritchie, D. and Broussar, A. (1997). American History: The Early Years to 1877. New York: Glencoe
Kanoff, Acott. (1998). Your Study Guide to William Shakespeare: The Tempest. Cleveland: The Cleveland Play House Education Department
William Shakespeare, The Tempest, ed. Frank Kermode, with an introduction by Frank Kermode, (Arden, 1964)
1053 words - 4 pages New Zealand by the British has affected the indigenous people, whether it be for the better or worse. Some lasting effects could be found today, such as Protestant being the main religion since that is a major religion in Great Britain. Some other effects are: the lasting English language, British culture, Auckland (being the most populated city as this was the hub of the Maori people), a low Maori population and a fading of their culture, and lastly, colonization has made NZ flourish and become a first world country like the United Kingdom as well. To wrap up, colonization has affected what has become of New Zealand today based on how they affected the population in the past.
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2096 words - 8 pages countries' possibilities, and the artists' works.
One classic example of this is Shakespeare's plays. Many of them had analogies relating to the future of the European colonies, but one work exposed Shakespeare's true thoughts so well that it has been the basis for many studies. This work is titled The Tempest, and it has been scrutinized and analyzed all through its enduring 387-year life. Throughout its existence, it has inspired and enlightened its readers. Contemporary insight now offers new possibilities to understand its inner workings. Englishcolonization and other settlements in the Americas, along with critical analyses, can reveal the underlying clues within TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1316 words - 5 pages rivalry amongst European nations, marking the first instances in which force and warfare was used in the previously peaceful trade system. Rivalry became so intense that the British and Spanish had eliminated the early colony-like settlements of the Portuguese Empire by the early 1600s; the Portuguese role in the trade route lessened, and the British became the dominant European force. Also during this time, after the decline of Portugal in Asia and their abandonment of Indonesian exploration, using new technology such as the sextant, the Portuguese reached Java in 1594, starting the trend of colonization in Asia. The English and the Spanish also started colonizing outside of the New World atVIEW DOCUMENT
1169 words - 5 pagesThe English colonies in America were established for a variety of reasons including economic and religious factors. Other reasons for colonization include the desire to expand the British Empire, establishing order, protecting colonies and to rehabilitate debtors.Religious factors that contributed to the establishment of the English colonies occurred in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland.In England, due to Henry VIII 's action upon breaking his ties with the Roman Catholic Church and making himself head of the Church of England, it stimulated religious reformers into carryVIEW DOCUMENT
619 words - 2 pagesSlavery, as an institution, has existed since the dawn of civilization. However, by the fifteenth century, slavery in Northern Europe was almost nonexistent. Nevertheless, with the discovery of the New World, the English experienced a shortage of laborers to work the lands they claimed. The English tried to enslave the natives, but they resisted and were usually successful in escaping. Furthermore, with the decline of indentured servants, the Europeans looked elsewhere for laborers. It is then, within the British colonies, do the colonists turn to the enslavement of Africans. Although Native Americans were readily available and were initially numerous, Africans became the primary slave usedVIEW DOCUMENT
956 words - 4 pagesThe fifteenth century and on was a time when Europeans traveled across the Atlantic Ocean from their homelands to the newly found land of America. The discovery of the Caribbean islands by Christopher Columbus led the entryway for Europeans into America. Countries such as England, France, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands established Colonies in America for reasons such as exploration, wealth, trade, land and religious reasons. The main powers involved in the Colonization of America were England, Spain, and France, whom set up colonies in North and South America. Each of these countries had distinctive methods and structures to their colonies. The Spanish monarchy funded voyages andVIEW DOCUMENT
2600 words - 10 pages needs and destroys the order and structure of the court. Prospero's plea for freedom and forgiveness in the epilogue is not necessary in his utopian dream, because freedom would be a reality for all. Gonzalo's utopia is a solution to the courtly disorder, transforming the tempest to the ultimate idealist.
The idea of a utopia serves as more than a solution to the courtly disorder within the play by illuminating the larger issue of New World Colonization through an English sovereignty. Shakespeare's utopia proposes a binary world to the established monarchy of England. Yet, the disguised proposition of a utopia in the play is a failed attempt to impact Englishcolonization of theVIEW DOCUMENT
1764 words - 7 pages). The two stories I have chosen go hand in hand with one another, and compliment eachother perfectly. Though King argues that his writing should be categorized as polemical rather than post-colonial, he has become known for his depiction of colonial resistance and challenges that First Nations people face as a result of of colonization.
Ashcroft, Bill. "The Ambiguous Necessity of Utopia: Post-Colonial Literatures and the Persistence of Hope." Social Alternatives 28.3 (2009): 8-14. Academic Search Premier. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
Gibert, Teresa. "Narrative Strategies in Thomas King's Short Stories." Telling Stories: Postcolonial Short Fiction in English. Ed. Jacqueline BardolphVIEW DOCUMENT